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US Anti-tank Artillery 1941–45
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Steven J. Zaloga
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-08-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The US Army's development of the 37mm anti-tank gun began in response to needs identified during the Spanish Civil War. By the time it entered service in Tunisia in 1943, the gun was already obsolete, and the US began the licensed manufacture of the British 6-pdr in the hope of
M3 Lee/Grant Medium Tank 1941–45
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Steven J. Zaloga
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The highly successful 'stop-gap' M3 medium tank was designed in 1941, and as adequate turret casting facilities were not yet ready, the M3 used an unusual armament configuration patterned after a French tank. British lend-lease demands led to the design of a second turret type with the US version called
Soviet Field Fortifications 1941–45
Language: en
Pages: 64
Authors: Gordon L. Rottman
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

From June 1941, the Soviets were forced to undertake large-scale defensive operations in the face of the overwhelming German blitzkrieg assault, operations which ran counter to their preference for highly mobile, offensive warfare. Lessons were quickly learned across a wide variety of terrain and climates, including the open steppes, dense
US Army Tank Crewman 1941–45
Language: en
Pages: 64
Authors: Steven J. Zaloga
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-08-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Revealing what it was like to live and fight in a medium tank this book is structured around the career of a single tanker from 37th Tank Battalion, 4th Armored Division. The focus is largely on the crew of an M4 Sherman, though light tank service is also studied. Tank
T-34/76 Medium Tank 1941–45
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Steven J. Zaloga
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-08-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The T-34 was the most influential tank design of World War 2. When first introduced into combat in the summer of 1941, it represented a revolutionary leap forward in tank design. Its firepower, armour protection and mobility were superior to that of any other medium tank of the period. This